Season Two

Related to a Sister

December 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Episode Ninteen People who are related to Catholic sisters have a unique “insiders” perspective on religious life. Introduction Three Springfield Dominican associates share inspiring stories about the joys of having a Springfield Dominican Sister on their family tree.   About our guests Mary Helen (Call) Rowland was raised in Springfield, Ill., and graduated from Sacred …

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A F.L.O.W.cast Christmas Special

December 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Episode Eighteen Three Dominican Sisters share their favorite Christmas memories. Introduction Sister Elizabeth Wrenn is the librarian at St. John Paull II Academy, Aurora, Ill. Sister Santina DeLuca is retired from years of elementary education and now supports the community of Dominican Sisters at Sacred Heart Convent. Sister Anita Cleary ministers at Jubilee Farm where …

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Dominicans and Human Rights

December 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Episode Seventeen Two Dominicans who work at the United Nations talk about the half-millennia-long role of the Order of Preachers in advancing human rights. Introduction Father Aniedi Okure and Sister Dusty Farnan talk about the Dominican roots of human rights and share inspiring stories about the courageous efforts of women and men around the world …

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Letting Liturgy Matter

December 8, 2022 | 1 Comment

Episode Sixteen Sister Joanne Delehanty and Adrienne Alexander step past the Catholic “liturgy wars” to share moving stories about their experiences as praying members of the Body of Christ. Introduction Listeners will find much food for thought as Sister Joanne and Adrienne witness to the role of faith in their own lives and discuss the …

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Advent: Giving God Time

December 1, 2022 | 1 Comment

Episode Fifteen Here’s a mini-retreat for Advent led by our Sister Phyllis Schenk. Are you ready to give God the time God needs to act in your life? About our guests Sister Phyllis Schenk has accompanied parish communities in Illinois and Ohio for decades. She is a spiritual director and lives now at Sacred Heart …

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Acknowledge and Repair: A Conversation About Land Acknowledgement

November 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Episode Fourteen Just in time for Thanksgiving, Sister Marcelline Koch talks with Illinois State Museum leaders about the growing practice of land acknowledgement in relationship to Indian nations that claim Illinois as home. Though there are no federally recognized Indian tribes on their own land in Illinois, the region is considered sacred land by 32 …

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How Does Prayer Change Us?

November 17, 2022 | 1 Comment

Episoden Thirteen Three wise women talk about how prayer has transformed them and share advice for those who want to learn how to pray. Introduction Vicki Schmidt, the retired executive director of an international faith-based women’s community, has recently completed certification as a spiritual director. She lives in Springfield, Ill. Michele Sisson-White lives in Columbia, …

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Cor Unum: Community for Women

November 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Episoden Twelve Young professional women sometimes struggle to build friendships and find support for their faith lives. Stephanie Steele and Daisy Contreras found their way to stronger faith and deeper relationships at Cor Unum, a community for women sponsored by the Dominican Sisters. Introduction Guest host Daisy Contreras is editor for Latino USA, a Futuro …

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Jesus Was An Organizer

November 3, 2022 | 1 Comment

Episode Eleven If you know about community organizing, it might be because our 44th President Barak Obama put a spotlight on his former job. But today’s guest says Jesus was organizing long before that. Emma Shafer, a Springfield native and community organizer, shines her own kind of light on the power for good that comes …

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Journeys to Religious Life

October 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Episode Ten Sister M. Thecla Kuhnline and Sister M. Celestine Rondelli were born the same year in two different Central Illinois towns and their journeys to religious life followed similar trajectories. Here they share the wisdom they’ve gleaned from 67 years of ministry and compare notes on their experience as hospital chaplains. Introduction Sister M. …

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